Cabinet makers work with a variety of materials, including wood, laminate, and steel. They work in both residential and commercial settings to build and install cabinetry and storage sections. In some situations, cabinet makers are also designers; in others, they are simply required to be able to read and follow blueprints and implement the vision of a designer or architect.
Cabinet Maker Tasks
Trim and verify dimensions before fastening and adhering components; sanding, staining, sealing and painting surfaces; and adding hardware.
Cut and shape selected wood by operating power saws, planers, sanders, jointers, routers, and nailers.
Build cabinets with the aid of blueprints, specifications, and part calculations.
Prepare cost and time estimates in addition to conserving use of equipment and supplies.